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April 25, 2016

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The UAB Departments of Theatre, Art and Art History and Music are just a few areas creating learning experiences for students that go far beyond the classroom.  And the community is benefiting as well.
Doug Barrett, associate professor of graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History, is the recipient of the 2016 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Alison Chapman, professor and chair of the Department of English, is the recipient of the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.
Through its international and diversity programming, the College of Arts and Sciences is delivering on its promise of “knowledge that will change your world.”
Brian Haynes, a senior majoring in political science and economics, studied the link between Medicaid funding levels and voter turnout in the past three presidential elections.
The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing a major public health issue that is a leading cause of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.
Sarah Jassim, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, and Nicole Mubarak, a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Software Engineering, worked with the winning “Strike the Balance” team.
Jones, of Prattville, graduates April 30 with a dual degree in music and theater with honors and heads to the University of Illinois for a Master of Music degree this fall.
At this year’s luncheon the program awarded the MPA Hall of Fame Award for 2014 and 2015, which is given to an alum with at least ten years of experience in a public service career who has exemplified public service values.
Elizabeth Bevan receives $15,000 award to continue marine research in pursuit of doctoral degree at UAB.
Peter Hardin, J.D., received the Department of Biology's inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Award during the department's Spring 2016 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
UAB researchers uncover new information about drivers’ likelihood to participate in risky roadway behavior.
Rebecca Massey's Pre-Med Partners program trains UAB student mentors to help underrepresented Birmingham high school students who are interested in medicine prep for college success.
UAB serves as host site of National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence workshop to develop best practices to safeguard customer profiles.
Two-hour special, “Vikings Unearthed,” featuring UAB professor Sarah Parcak will premier online Monday, April 4, and will broadcast Wednesday, April 6, on PBS.
Every time Aleksandra (Sasha) Kasman plays the piano, she reaches for new musical milestones. Recently, she won a national concerto competition in Tennessee. Last summer, she took first place in the prestigious International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.
Her first book isn’t finished, but Ashley M. Jones’s words already are earning national accolades. Recently, the young poet and 2012 UAB alumna won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.
Gregory Pence, Ph.D., international expert on the ethics of human cloning, discusses the science behind the hit TV show, when it gets the science right and when it doesn’t.
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